Putin discussed with Nazarbayev, the agreement on free trade area between Kyiv and Brussels

Putin discussed with Nazarbayev, the agreement on free trade area between Kyiv and Brussels


On the eve of the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the entry into force of the economic part of the Association agreement EU-Ukraine.

MOSCOW, 4 Dec. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the entry into force of the economic part of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, said on Friday the press-service of the Kremlin.

“In preparation for the upcoming on 21 December the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian economic Council addressed in particular the theme of the entry into force of the economic part of the Association agreement EU-Ukraine”, — stated in the message.

On Tuesday in Brussels hosted a trilateral Ministerial consultations Ukraine-EU-Russia free trade area between Kyiv and the European Union. Russia was represented by the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexey Ulyukayev. After the meeting he said that Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission have agreed on a free trade area, but intend to continue at expert and Ministerial level.

On Friday the Deputy head of Minekonomrazvitija of the Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev said that the consultations of experts of Russia, Ukraine and the EU on this subject will be held in Brussels on 8-9 December, and the decision to hold a Ministerial meeting has not yet been made.

Ukraine and the EU in the framework of its Association agreement with plan 1 January 2016 to launch a free trade zone. Russia, which along with Ukraine enters the free trade zone of the CIS, fears of an influx of duty-free goods from the EU through Ukrainian territory, therefore, intends to introduce to Kyiv customs duties. Also from 1 January Russia plans to introduce Ukraine to the food embargo.